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Old 05-18-2021, 06:10 PM #16
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Congrats! Like you, very happy with the upgrades and overall experience in the GX!
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Great thread... I'm kinda in the same boat as I have been considering a GX IF the new Bronco doesn't meet my needs or if the next 4Runner takes forever AND I don't like it.
My issues with the GX are only the radio/nav unit not being able to be replaced with known aftermarket unit and the cargo door. I'm with everything else like the suspension which I know has some aftermarket quirks but honestly I would only lift it slightly and get a more aggressive tire. I would also purchase used with last several months they have been sort of easy to find in the Northern Va area.
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Just my .02: I thought the transition to the "barn door" was going to be a bigger adjustment than it actually was. If your cargo door opens up or sideways, it's all really the same thing.

The only thing about the 4Runner that I actually miss is the roll down rear window. That's it.
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The stereo situation is actually a pretty big deal, I had a 5th gen 4Runner before this that I replaced the headunit with a Pioneer carplay unit, and it was excellent. Trying to find solutions to add carplay to the GX460 now, and I've just installed a GROM VL2, the mic doesn't work so they're sending me a new harness to try. Beyond that, it crashes, and does all kinds of glitchy stuff, it's just never going to be something I can expect my wife to use without having daily issues, and it's likely going to come right back out.
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You are right, how sweet would that be if the GX had the power back window like the 4Runner! Although, flip up glass is a nice convenience.

I am actually beyond satisfied with the ML sound system. No need to make any changes there in my opinion.
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I am actually beyond satisfied with the ML sound system. No need to make any changes there in my opinion.
Agree. The ML system is absolutely killer... it was a must-have feature for me. A few people who have been in my car so far listen to it and its like
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I'd love to have a GX instead of our 2016 4Runner. To a degree I regret not getting one in the first place.
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I'd love to have a GX instead of our 2016 4Runner. To a degree I regret not getting one in the first place.
Now is the time to get one! Great incentives if you can find the combo of your liking combined with a high trade in value on your current 4Runner.
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Short term update: things I miss from the 5th gen 4Runner include, lighting upgrades availability (4R had HID lows, DD SS3 fogs), stereo upgrade availability (4R had Pioneer Carplay headunit), rear hatch/roll down rear window.

That is all, but some of those are pretty major things IMO.
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I initially wanted to buy the GX, but after test driving it, I opted for a 2021 ORP. For the price, I wish the interior was updated. I know the 4runner isn't that much better, but apple car play is huge for it especially when it already comes with the car and just works.
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I don't see a reason to choose 4R if not offroading seriously.

And I see no reason to choose GX if offroading seriously.
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Just curious, coz we don't get land cruiser in Canada. I thought it would be the perfect option if you struggle between 4R and Gx?
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Land Cruiser/LX570 is larger and a lot more expensive. Hold its value better than the GX. Thirstier. More space, but not really efficiently done. It's like a mid sized pick up compared to a full size. Like Ranger compared to F-150. The gX being mid size, the LC/LX being full size.
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After after 4.5 years with X-REAS in Limited 4Runners and ~6 weeks with KDSS in a GX 460, I can't understand why Toyota even still builds X-REAS.

KDSS is just as good - if not better - on road, and doesn't completely butcher your ride quality like X-REAS does.

KDSS also seems to be more reliable long term...
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